2005-06 Women’s Hockey Preview

Posted on November 2nd, 2005 by

2004 and 2005 MIAC Player of the Year Andrea Peterson

2004 and 2005 MIAC Player of the Year Andrea Peterson

Senior defender Abby Randall (on left)

Senior defender Abby Randall (on left)

Sophomore forward Molly Doyle

Sophomore forward Molly Doyle

The Gustavus women’s hockey team is looking to pick up where it left off last season when the Gusties won the MIAC regular season and playoff titles and advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four where they finished third in the nation. Coach Mike Carroll is excited about the return of 11 veteran players and the addition of 11 talented newcomers. The team begins the season ranked second in the U.S. College Hockey Division III poll.

Andrea Peterson, last year’s MIAC Player of the Year, returns to lead the squad. Peterson led the nation in scoring by a defenseman with 32 goals and 29 assists for 61 points. She became the first player in the program’s history to score more than 60 points in a season. Peterson needs 44 points to become the all-time leading scorer at Gustavus. She will be joined on the blue line by three-time all-conference performer Abby Randall, who contributed 8 goals and 20 assists for 28 points a year ago. Sophomore Margaret Dorer, who was named to the MIAC All-Rookie team last year, also returns. Coach Carroll also expects newcomers Liz Haakenson, and Stefanie Ubl to provide solid depth to the Gustie defense. Haakenson was an all-conference performer at Moorhead High School last year, and Ubl is a transfer from the University of North Dakota.

Up front, the Gusties will be led by junior Kelly Crandall, sophomore Molly Doyle, Laura Vanelli, and Tanna Tuomie. Crandall was the second leading scorer on the squad last year with 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points. Doyle was the leading scorer among first year players in the MIAC with 18 goals and 27 assists for 45 points. Vanelli (6g, 6a) and Tuomie (5g, 5a) are saavy veterans who will give the second and third lines valuable experience. In addition, talented newcomers Jessie Doig, Mari Gunderson, Jenny Pusch, and Christine Wicker are expected to make significant contributions in the offensive end.

Coach Carroll commented that the goal in the off-season was to improve team depth both on the offensive and defensive ends and he feels that the team accomplished that goal. He realizes that the challenge will be to integrate the 11 newcomers with the 11 returners, however he is confident that with hard work and dedication the team will grow into a cohesive unit.

The Gusties will play one of the most demanding schedules in Division III. The team will begin the season by facing UW-River Falls, Lake Forest, and UW-Stevens Point before moving into conference play in late November. In February, the Gusties will take a trip out East to face #1 Middlebury, Plattsburgh State and Williams.

2005-06 Roster

2005-06 Schedule

2004-05 Statistics

2004-05 Schedule and Results

General Information
School Name: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location: St. Peter, Minnesota
Founded: 1862
Enrollment: 2568
Nickname: Golden Gusties
School Colors: Black and Gold
Arena: Lund Arena/Don Roberts Ice Rink
Capacity: 1250
Affiliation: NCAA Division III
Conference: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
President: Jim Peterson
Athletic Director: Al Molde
Athletic Phone: 507-933-7622

First year of hockey: 1997
All-time play-off record: 8-3 (starting 02-03)
Years in MIAC post-season play: 3 straight years
Last NCAA post-season appearance: 2005- vs. Plattsburgh State W 3-1, 3rd at NCAA Championship
All-time record: 160-59-10

Sports Information
Sports Information Dir.: Tim Kennedy
SID office phone: 507-933-7647
SID Fax: 507-933-8412
Press Box phone: 507-933-6660
E-Mail: timgasid@gustavus.edu

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mike Carroll
Alma Mater/Year: Mankato State/1982
Record at school (years): 125-40-9 (Six)
Career record: Same as above
Head Coach’s office phone: (507) 933-6297
Best time/day to reach coach: 9 — 11 am

Assistant Coaches
Steve Carroll/Mankato State/1981 (Fifth Year)
Sarah Moe/Gustavus/2002 (First Year)

2005-06 Player & Team Information
Overall record last year: 25-4-1
Conference record/finish: 17-1-0 (1st)

Letterwinners returning/lost: 12-7

Key Returning Players (Name. Pos.. year. ht.. wt. misc. notes: )
Andrea Peterson, JR, Points leader (61), Most Goals (32), MIAC Player of the Year, AHCA All-America
Kelly Crandall, JR, Second in Goals (22), Second in points, (52), All-Conference
Molly Doyle, SO, Fourth in points (45), Third in Goals (18), All-Conference, MIAC All-Rookie Team
Abby Randall, SR, Sixth in points (28), 20 Assists, All-Conference
Margaret Dorer, SO, Seventh in points (18), MIAC All-Rookie Team

Key Newcomers (Name. Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/last school at: notes):
Mari Gunderson, F, FY, Shoreview, MN/Mounds View
Jenny Pusch, F, FY, Minneapolis, MN/ Holy Angels
Jessica Doig, F, FY, New Prague, MN/New Prague
Liz Haakenson, D, FY, Moorhead, MN/ Moorhead
Christine Wicker, F, FY, Apply Valley, MN/ Apple Valley
Stefanie Ubl, D, SO, Blaine, MN, Transfer from North Dakota State

Key Losses:
Laura Stypulkowski, SR, Graduated, lead in assists (32), third in total points (49), All-Conference, All-America
Ingrid Neve, JR, F, Not out for hockey, Fifth in points (35), Third in Goals, (18), All-Conference
Kara Meyer, JR, G, Not out for hockey, 14-3-2, 1.75 GAA, .882 save pct.


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